NEW Ruger STRIKER FIRED LC9


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weblance
July 28, 2014, 01:33 PM
Ruger has a new STRIKER FIRED LC9 coming. This is excellent news for those who never liked the long trigger of the hammer fired LC9. You heard it here first...

Click for Product Announcement (http://rugerforum.net/attachments/ruger-pistols/11923d1406558548-whoa-two-new-filings-lc9s-lc9xt-ruger-new-lc9s.pdf)

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ThePenguinKnight
July 28, 2014, 01:39 PM
Need a login on rugerforums to see it?

TarDevil
July 28, 2014, 01:41 PM
That makes sense. I've been looking at single stacks to ease my back pain and had narrowed down to a couple other choices... this one will go into the mix. Hate that it includes that still has the magazine safety, though.

HOOfan_1
July 28, 2014, 02:05 PM
I googled it and saw several discussions about it from back in December of 2013. They said it was supposed to be announced at SHOT show...I guess it never was.

bannockburn
July 28, 2014, 02:17 PM
weblance

Have to sign up for rugerforum.net so didn't get any info there and Ruger's website makes no mention of it at all. Any other links concerning this new LC9?

mgmorden
July 28, 2014, 02:34 PM
Looks potentially faked to me. Notice that the pictures have absolutely no shots of the back of the slide. Photoshopping out the hammer would be more difficult. The press release also hasn't been put up on Ruger's actual website. Just a PDF file which could easily be made up to look like something Ruger would put out.

Kiln
July 28, 2014, 04:38 PM
It wouldn't surprise me to find out Ruger has something in the works. They don't want to be the last one to the striker fired compact party. Still though, I don't believe it until there is an official announcement.

rule303
July 28, 2014, 07:12 PM
They started shipping today. They are showing up on Gunbroker already. I haven't seen any actual photos yet, but I should have a couple in my hands by Wednesday. Ruger is calling it the LC9-S, part #3235.

snooperman
July 28, 2014, 07:21 PM
I think it is good news. I have a bunch of Rugers and like them all. My son has the LC9 and I have shot it and like it as a carry gun, but would rather have the new striker gun.

Walt Sherrill
July 28, 2014, 08:48 PM
Looks potentially faked to me. Notice that the pictures have absolutely no shots of the back of the slide. Photoshopping out the hammer would be more difficult. The press release also hasn't been put up on Ruger's actual website. Just a PDF file which could easily be made up to look like something Ruger would put out.

I downloaded the file and looked at both pages pretty closely. It looked authentic, to me -- particularly when they went to the trouble of making charts to compare the trigger pulls and all of the other characteristics of the various guns. I've never seen a bogus or faked presentation go to that detail.

We'll see. I think it's a good idea and a good response to the long trigger pull.

camper
July 28, 2014, 08:49 PM
Had one, but could not stand the trigger so got rid of it. Too much arthritis in my trigger finger.

Blue Brick
July 28, 2014, 09:05 PM
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=432018573

TarDevil
July 28, 2014, 09:06 PM
Had one, but could not stand the trigger so got rid of it. Too much arthritis in my trigger finger.
The whole point here is a new, short trigger.

kcofohio
July 28, 2014, 09:49 PM
Interesting! If it goes well, I bet they'll fade out the hammer model.

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=3235

Weevil
July 28, 2014, 10:04 PM
Was considering one but hated the long heavy trigger pull.

If this improves that nasty trigger I'm definitely interested.

Kiln
July 28, 2014, 10:36 PM
Same here. SA triggers on DAO sized guns are usually accompanied by a higher price tag.

jjones45
July 28, 2014, 10:37 PM
If the trigger is a big improvement over the regular lc9, which is the main complaint you hear of, this should do well. If ruger would lose the manual safety and magazine disconnect safety I would probably get one, but that's not gonna happen.

Kiln
July 28, 2014, 10:45 PM
I wish they'd lose the mag disconnect too. I have actually had an issue now (first out of over 30 guns) with a mag disconnect disabling my gun. For the most part it isn't an issue but now it's hard for me to trust one with this "feature".

HOOfan_1
July 28, 2014, 10:53 PM
Seems to be the size and price of the S&W M&P Shield..wonder if it can compete.

JRH6856
July 28, 2014, 11:21 PM
For anyone wanting to read the Ruger announcement:

bannockburn
July 29, 2014, 07:40 AM
Never cared much for the trigger on the LC9 but do like the one on my SR9c. If the trigger on the new LC9s is anywhere close to that, I'm definitely interested.

pendennis
July 29, 2014, 10:44 AM
Interesting! If it goes well, I bet they'll fade out the hammer model.

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=3235
Davidson's does show them as "allocated". Tight-to-no supply????

Orion8472
July 29, 2014, 11:15 AM
I think I would be interested too. I'm sure my brother would too. He's been looking for a lighter carry gun in 9mm and likes the size of the LC9, but hates the long DAO trigger. This may be an option for him!

snooperman
July 29, 2014, 12:23 PM
Would there be any difference in racking the slide between the LC9 and LC9-S?

JWH321
July 29, 2014, 03:49 PM
They will sell a bunch of them.

FireInCairo
July 29, 2014, 04:29 PM
Trying to grab Glockaholics attention before Glock rolls out their singlestack 9mm.

peacebutready
July 29, 2014, 09:01 PM
How long 'till they work out the bugs?

george burns
July 29, 2014, 09:04 PM
I sold mine because of the trigger wobble, it felt like a water gun.

19-3Ben
July 29, 2014, 09:38 PM
Just got the official email from Ruger confirming, just a couple hours ago.

Very cool.

If they make a scaled up version in .45acp (kind of like a Ruger version of a Kahr P45) that would most definitely tickle my fancy.

kcofohio
July 29, 2014, 11:11 PM
http://www.ruger.com/products/lc9s/models.html

They finally posted it on their web site. :)

http://ruger-hosted.s3.amazonaws.com/email/3235-SellSheet-Hf8E3P74Sa.pdf

benzy2
July 30, 2014, 07:10 AM
The trigger had kept me from looking at the LC9. After a couple years I may grab one of these, but knowing Ruger I will give it some time.

HOOfan_1
July 30, 2014, 08:58 AM
Has anyone seen a Walther CCP in the wild? Looking at comparisons on the net, it seems like the LC9 and the Shield are generally the same size, the LC9 maybe a half or quarter inch shorter. The Beretta Nano is a tiny bit smaller than the LC9, and the Springfield XDs is about the same size as the M&P Shield.

MSRP of the shield and LC9s are both $449 and the Berretta Nano about the same
MSRP of the Walther CCP appears to be $469
MSRP of the Springfield XDs seems to be....$599 (HUH?)

Striker fired single stack 9mm conceal carry guns seem to be a competitive market now.

JWH321
July 30, 2014, 11:21 AM
I'm gonna quit looking at new guns. I seldom see one I don't like. I seldom see one that my accountant (wife) says I can afford.

Hey George Burns. how much was that water pistol?

Gary A
July 30, 2014, 06:41 PM
I don't claim any expertise but I generally prefer hammer-fired over striker-fired and don't mind a long, DAO trigger (within reason). The manual safety, mag disconnect, and rather over-large LCI has put me off, so far. I bought a Sig P290rs to fill that role. (Excellent, by the way.) The description of the LC9s indicates the LCI has been replaced with a viewing port. If the make that change on the hammered LC9, I might take the plunge.

rugerman07
July 30, 2014, 07:05 PM
I wonder if Ruger will be offering "free upgrades" to those who purchased the original/standard LC9?

mgmorden
July 30, 2014, 11:11 PM
The description of the LC9s indicates the LCI has been replaced with a viewing port. If the make that change on the hammered LC9, I might take the plunge.

They've done that with the 9E as well. I'm thinking that Ruger is backing off on the obnoxious LCI's after pulling out of California.

I wonder if Ruger will be offering "free upgrades" to those who purchased the original/standard LC9?

Why on earth would they do that? You wouldn't expect Dell to upgrade your computer for free each year because they come out with better ones do you?

opsman
July 30, 2014, 11:45 PM
I own and like my LC9, is it a perfect gun, no, but it is great for what it was intended for. I think the addition of a striker fired version of the LC9 is a smart move by Ruger, with the success of their SR series of guns why not offer a striker fired version of a popular gun that is currently in production. Do I want one, yes I do, but I doubt I will run out and purchase one as I have enough "small" guns in the inventory.

TarDevil
July 31, 2014, 12:19 AM
I wonder if Ruger will be offering "free upgrades" to those who purchased the original/standard LC9?
I can't imagine this.

Nakanokalronin
July 31, 2014, 01:27 PM
Manual safety -1
Magazine disconnect -1

I like manual safeties, but certain guns just don't need them. A 1911, yes. A Beretta 92, I prefer the G model. A modern striker fired gun, nope. At least S&W made a non-safety Shield, but they need to do the same with the BG380. It's like having a J-frame with a firing pin block and manual safety.

One thing I do wonder though.....how many hammer model LC9s will be hitting the used shelves? I'll bet enough where Ruger will discontinue the hammer model altogether in a few years.

Orion8472
July 31, 2014, 01:45 PM
I can agree with part of your comment. I like having a manual safety that I would sweep on for holstering [for added safety against snagging on clothing], then sweep it off for "ready use".

I totally agree with you on the magazine disconnect. Those things need to go away.

Nakanokalronin
July 31, 2014, 02:17 PM
I can agree with part of your comment. I like having a manual safety that I would sweep on for holstering [for added safety against snagging on clothing], then sweep it off for "ready use".

I totally agree with you on the magazine disconnect. Those things need to go away.

That's why I chose the XDS over the Shield. I get a passive safety that blocks the sear on the XDS instead of a thumb safety that just blocks the trigger. My BG380 thumb safety was easier to sweep off and on and it was actually smaller and stiffer, but it was still pointless. Don't ask my how it was easier to manipulate than the Shield safety, it just was.

My service size and up poly, striker fired guns are manual safety free. I see the appeal to it and like I said, I like them on certain guns like the 1911. The main thing is they have to be done right. If they're going to be big, make it lay flat when in the off position so I can ride it with my thumb. I couldn't do this with the manual safety on the larger M&P models since it's still at an upward angle.

If they're made medium size, put them high enough so my thumb is not constantly pressing on it since I'm forced to put my thumb underneath it.

If they're small, make them stiff enough not to move on their own, but have them shaped well enough so I don't have to sweep it 2-3 times under stress to flick them on/off.

If the safety doesn't meet the criteria depending on size, I'd rather have it without. I'd put the Ruger LC9 safety in the medium category and after shooting one, I wished it wasn't there at all.

kcofohio
July 31, 2014, 02:56 PM
We have 3 of the LCs. Two in 9s and one 380. The 9s have been reliable and nice pocket carry pieces. Working on the 380s ammo sensitive issue. But that may be 1 mag issue too.

Anyhow, as with most CCs, it is practice , practice, practice....

Back to the OP, I would take the plunge in the striker-fire LC.

Orion8472
July 31, 2014, 02:57 PM
I ended up with an XDs 9mm 4.0 for that very reason. . . . . and prefer that style of safety over a thumb safety. Holstering, if you're not engaging that grip safety lever, . . . . probably ain't gonna fire.

JohnBiltz
July 31, 2014, 09:01 PM
Ed Head review of LC9s
http://www.downrange.tv/blog/shooting-the-new-ruger-lc9s/30575/

Orion8472
July 31, 2014, 09:26 PM
Went by the local gunshop this afternoon to check out the feel of the LC9 [to get the idea what an LC9s would feel like], and although it would be lighter, and maybe a tiny bit more concealable, . . . I think the XDS 4.0 that I have feels better in the hand, and will no doubt be more controllable.

I may check one out when they come into the stores, but I'm still happy with my XDS

Updated to add: Also, the height of the LC9s isn't any shorter than the XDs.

jjones45
July 31, 2014, 10:55 PM
Another review
http://youtu.be/mecT6TIXbgE

Bush Pilot
July 31, 2014, 11:26 PM
^^^ good review, now I want one

FireInCairo
August 1, 2014, 12:39 AM
That was quick. This is now on the shelf at the LGS.

herrwalther
August 1, 2014, 01:18 AM
Jeff Quinn already has a video out on the new little one. Seems they changed a bit more from hammer to striker. I think the LC9 is a little big for pocket carry. But if they make the LCP into a striker version, I may have to order one of those.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mecT6TIXbgE

TennJed
August 1, 2014, 02:58 AM
I wonder if Ruger will be offering "free upgrades" to those who purchased the original/standard LC9?
Why, it is a different gun altogether and "upgrade" is based on opinion.

kcofohio
August 1, 2014, 07:35 PM
In the Gun Blast review, Jeff says he watch them being made in N. Carolina. Seems like they just acquired that facility not too long ago.

Bush Pilot
August 1, 2014, 10:34 PM
I bit the bullet. I went into my LGS today and asked if they knew about the new striker fire LC9. They did and had one in stock. The operative word is "had", it now rests at my house. The trigger pull on this new gun is incredible compared to the older LC9. If I can get to the range over the weekend, I'll pass on my experience.

JRH6856
August 1, 2014, 10:46 PM
Ironic. Remington botches the R51 made in North Carolina and then leaves the states. At the same time, Ruger expands in North Carolina and makes a gun that could easily take the place of the R51 in the market for all practical purposes.

Bush Pilot
August 2, 2014, 10:39 AM
Ironic. Remington botches the R51 made in North Carolina and then leaves the states. At the same time, Ruger expands in North Carolina and makes a gun that could easily take the place of the R51 in the market for all practical purposes.
Is the new LC9 made in NC or Prescott, Az? I was under the impression that their semi-autos were made in Az.

kcofohio
August 2, 2014, 02:21 PM
Bush Pilot, the video from Gun Blast, that was linked a few post back, has Jeff stating that he saw their production line in NC.

That doesn't mean that their solely produced there or not.

Snubshooter
August 4, 2014, 04:53 PM
No LCI is a big plus and a better shorter trigger another big plus add in a good price point, HOME RUN! now dump the mag disconnect and you have a GRAND SLAM!!!

popeye
August 4, 2014, 10:06 PM
Kimber tested the market with a striker fired polymer 9mm labeled KPD in '06. Ruger copied the design with the SR9. The striker fired LC9S is a inexpensive copy of the Kimber Solo. So it seems anyway.

TarDevil
August 5, 2014, 12:03 AM
We could probably do a page or two of "look alike" guns and "who copied who."

Personally, I don't think the LC9s even vaguely resembles the Solo. Just my opinion.

rugerman07
August 5, 2014, 07:18 AM
I bought an LC9 a couple of months ago. I would have waited had I known Ruger had a new, improved version coming out soon. Will Ruger discontinue the original LC9? I'll bet it won't be worth much as a trade-in or re-sell.

popeye
August 5, 2014, 09:20 AM
"We could probably do a page or two of "look alike" guns and "who copied who.""

Oh goody!! Could we?:)

TarDevil
August 5, 2014, 10:13 AM
"We could probably do a page or two of "look alike" guns and "who copied who.""

Oh goody!! Could we?:)
Heck, it would be fun!

David E
August 5, 2014, 10:35 AM
I hate when the short reset is mentioned in the Gunblast video, then he makes no effort whatsoever to show us how good or short the reset is.

It LOOKED like the trigger had a lot of movement for a striker fired gun, but I can't tell how much is take up.

Orion8472
August 5, 2014, 10:46 AM
No, . . . the LC9s is nothing like the Solo.

HOOfan_1
August 5, 2014, 11:22 AM
I hate when the short reset is mentioned in the Gunblast video, then he makes no effort whatsoever to show us how good or short the reset is.

It LOOKED like the trigger had a lot of movement for a striker fired gun, but I can't tell how much is take up.

Hopefully Hickok45 or MrGunsngear will get a hold of one and show us, they are both usually pretty good about that

TarDevil
August 5, 2014, 11:30 AM
In a sister thread about the LC9s this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFbj9M1qUws) clearly demonstrates the takeup, overtravel and reset of the trigger (thanks, BLB68!)

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